Saturday, March 20, 2010

22 mile PCT run

It was a beautiful morning for a trail run. I got up before sunrise to head out on the PCT west of Lake Hughes Road. The first two miles are the steepest on the course. Clay started from the other end 7N23 heading toward me. We met close to aid station 5, said hi and continued on our same directions. I turned around at the intersection of the PCT and 7N23 at 1 hour 45 minutes. I met with Clay again at almost the exact same spot and was cruising down the mountain. I came back on the out and back route in 1 hour 25 minutes, 20 min faster than on the way out. Total run was 22 miles in 3 hours and 10 minutes. I have now run almost every part of the LD50 course except the 2 miles of 7N23. Clay took this picture of me on the trail. I am not carrying a walking stick it is my "snake stick," but we didn't see any today!

Clay, it was good having you back!

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Great job Karl! You are really showing a lot of dedication to your weekend long trail run. All of your hard work will payoff come race day.